Sport

My sport related blog posts

2017 AFL Footytips

Tomorrow night the 2017 AFL footy season kicks off between Richmond and Carlton, but I'm more interested in Saturday night's game between Hawthorn and Essendon.  The Hawks are missing their big names from the last few years, while the Bombers have their big names back...

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Boxing Day Test Match Cricket, MCG

Test Match Cricket My 13 year old son, Brad, and I went along for the first two days of the traditional Boxing Day Test Match cricket at the MCG.  This year Australia is playing Pakistan. Some people find cricket boring, but we find there's something about sitting...

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Average footy tipping

With the AFL Home-and-Away season completed, I thought I'd report on the success (or lack of) in my footy tipping for 2016. This year I entered two major footy tipping competitions, one run by radio station 1116-SEN, the other was the official AFL tipping competition....

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Under 13 footy

For the past two years I've been the Team Manager of my son's junior Aussie Rules football team.  This year was Under 13s, and we actually ended up with a great group of boys that won most of their games and made it through to the Grand Final.  Unfortunately we didn't...

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Friday night junior footy

Floodlights shine through the darkness at the Koo Wee Rup football ground, it's wet and only five degrees Celsius, the not so perfect setting for junior Aussie Rules football.  The opening bounce was at 7pm, and it was only going to get colder and wetter. The Pakenham...

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AFL Womens Teams

AFL Womens Teams (from AFL website / AFL Media) The AFL announced today the eight teams that will take part in the inaugural Womens League in 2017.  I think this is fantastic!  Back in the day we would have scoffed and said "footy is a man's game", but now I reckon...

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Fremantle V Essendon

The Fremantle Dockers haven’t been able to win any of their ten AFL games of footy this season, yet they are favorite to win against the Essendon Bombers tonight. Why is nobody tipping Essendon to defeat Fremantle, when the Dockers haven’t won a game yet? Sure,...

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Smarty pants Brad

I've just found this YouTube video of my 12 year old son on a football show, getting all ten trivia questions correct about our favorite AFL team, Essendon. Brad is on for a couple of minutes from the 30min 33sec mark.  Behind him on the panel, keeping score, is...

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Channel 7 Game Day TV audience

This morning my wife and two youngest kids went into Melbourne Docklands to be in the audience of Channel 7's live Sunday morning TV panel show, "Game Day".  The show is all about AFL football with special guests from various clubs. We support the Essendon Football...

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Bombers win, nobody tipped it

I've been a supporter of the Essendon Football Club (Bombers) in the AFL for as long as I can remember (even when it was called the VFL).  I went along to the MCG today to see the team take on the Melbourne Football Club (Demons) with my wife and younger son, but I...

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2015 Bathurst 1000

I love V8Supercars, the premier Australian touring car category, but haven't been able to watch much of the action this year - until today.  The 1000km race at Mt Panorama, Bathurst, is the biggest race of the year and I've always made sure I can be in front of a TV...

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Kick to Kick at Etihad

I took 12 year old Brad to the footy on the weekend at Etihad Stadium.  It was great to see Essendon get a win, and it's also great that the AFL have re-introduced kick to kick on the ground after the match.  The smile on Brad's face says it all! Brad ended up loosing...

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